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Old 04-22-20, 04:08 PM
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"may smell like urine"
Not sure I want to know the story there
... and it would have to be a bike called "Sputnik"....
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Originally Posted by machinist42

Road bike - $150

Posted 2020-04-22 09:55





"This is an older road bike but new I remember it was $1100. Needs a tire.

bicycle frame material: aluminum

bicycle type: road
frame size: 1
wheel size: 24 in"

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Originally Posted by rocks in head
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"may smell like urine"
Not sure I want to know the story there
Skunk Works?

Guessing a basement queen amongst cats.
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6 PERSON TANDEM BICYCLE - $3500 (EUGENE)











No guarantee you'll hit the land speed record with that rear sprocket.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK

6 PERSON TANDEM BICYCLE - $3500 (EUGENE)











No guarantee you'll hit the land speed record with that rear sprocket.
I don't care! I love the truck horn!
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?!! WE'RE RIDING HERE!!"
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I don't care! I love the truck horn!
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?!! WE'RE RIDING HERE!!"
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...speaking of truck horns...

one would need a truck scale if they wished to weigh it


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Originally Posted by CliffordK

6 PERSON TANDEM BICYCLE - $3500 (EUGENE)

No guarantee you'll hit the land speed record with that rear sprocket.
I absolutely love this thing. Another note: I had always thought that the word tandem meant two people. I have now been enlightened that it described the arrangement of riders (fore and aft) and can apply to more than two. This post both gave me a smile and motivated me to learn something new. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Moe Zhoost
I absolutely love this thing. Another note: I had always thought that the word tandem meant two people. I have now been enlightened that it described the arrangement of riders (fore and aft) and can apply to more than two. This post both gave me a smile and motivated me to learn something new. Thanks.
If she was something like $350, I might well have it home, to be drug out for an annual parade.

But, the price is a little steep.

I would have to consider the gearing though. Probably taken directly from a motorcycle. Good for a parade, but not fun for commuting.
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I'm still trying to figure out the driveline layout. The big motorcycle chain seems to go forward some distance, but not all the way to the captain's chainring. The chain seems to catch some of the chainrings "in passing" without actually making a wrap.
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Originally Posted by CroMo Mike
I'm still trying to figure out the driveline layout. The big motorcycle chain seems to go forward some distance, but not all the way to the captain's chainring. The chain seems to catch some of the chainrings "in passing" without actually making a wrap.
You're not wrong, zooming in you can see a series of tension pulleys. If they'll let me pay $3,500 including the shipping...
Then I'd have to find 5 people to ride with that can reach the pedals.
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Even with a passenger on the Flintstone-XtraCycle deck, that thing is $500 / seat. And the overall construction.... stoker handlebars appear to be from some gardening implements or the like.

Yeah I noticed the driveline strangeness. That aft-most stoker ring definitely functions more as a tensioner/idler than a drive ring. Would also explain the... uh... "timing".
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Epic. Clearly a parade special. I also like the rear motorcycle fender put on the front
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I worked in a bike shop that had one of those homemade tandems, but ours had seats for TEN people. It hung in the front window. I never saw anyone ride it. Of course I was told it steered like a bus, and that was no joke.
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I also worked in a shop that had a many rider tandem in the window. It was gone before I started working there. In my mind it was for 10 people, but sometimes you remember things from when you were a kid that are much bigger than you think. Maybe it was really 6 or 8. Maybe it was 10. It took up the whole front window.

I had asked about it when I worked there but no one knew where it went.
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam
I don't care! I love the truck horn!
"CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?!! WE'RE RIDING HERE!!"
I hope the tank on the front is for oxygen...that puppies heavy and I don't mean the term used in the 60's.
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Originally Posted by CroMo Mike
I'm still trying to figure out the driveline layout. The big motorcycle chain seems to go forward some distance, but not all the way to the captain's chainring. The chain seems to catch some of the chainrings "in passing" without actually making a wrap.
Ok, if you look at the photos I happened to upload (more in the ad).

I think at least some mini-bikes use the same 1/2" pitch (but wider) chain that bicycles use. So it may catch the bicycle teeth just fine as long as it is kept from twisting.

Looking at the rear end, it is clearly a motorcycle or minibike sprocket&chain, and looking at coming out the front it is clearly a bicycle sprocket and chain.

Looking at the crank, 3rd from the front, 4th from the back, one can see the motorcycle chain clearly wrapping around the outer chainring. My guess is they have two chainrings on that crank, and it is the start of the bicycle chain off of the innner sprocket.

A bunch of tensioners keep the chain pressed onto the cranks, although the 2nd from the back appears to have the chain either riding on an inner sprocket, or off the sprocket completely. However, one would expect the top chain line to be similar to the bottom, and that is where most of the power comes anyway.
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Originally Posted by Velo Mule
I also worked in a shop that had a many rider tandem in the window. It was gone before I started working there. In my mind it was for 10 people, but sometimes you remember things from when you were a kid that are much bigger than you think. Maybe it was really 6 or 8. Maybe it was 10. It took up the whole front window.

I had asked about it when I worked there but no one knew where it went.
Maybe it was the same bike. At some point, the owners of the shop sold the shop, maybe around 1990, but I don't know. I worked in that shop in 1979 and 1982-1983. When were you at your shop?
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Who knew Trek made a Takara?

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Vintage 1976 Trek 10 speed - $85




For Sale: Vintage 1976 Trek Takara 10 speed.
Works well some chipping. Think it's a 27"
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Who knew Trek made a Takara?
A close relative of the Schwinn Huffy.
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Maybe it was the same bike. At some point, the owners of the shop sold the shop, maybe around 1990, but I don't know. I worked in that shop in 1979 and 1982-1983. When were you at your shop?
I vaguely remember that thing--from the old Toga on the west side? That was quite a bike shop. I mostly went there to ogle the bikes I couldn't afford. Seemed like there were a lot of serious riders there.

That Sputnik is a great deal. I would buy it in a heartbeat if it was close to me. Just give it a good washing with some strong soap.

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I vaguely remember that thing--from the old Toga on the west side? That was quite a bike shop. I mostly went there to ogle the bikes I couldn't afford. Seemed like there were a lot of serious riders there.
Yup! Toga Bike Shop which is actually on 64th and West End Ave. At the time I was Head Mechanic, which I thought was a big deal at the time. I liked the job in many ways, and I learned a lot about bikes and life there. We did have a lot of high end bikes, and as a young cyclephile, I thought it was a privilege to have them go through my hands. And it was. But nowadays, I get more excited to help "real" people with "everyday" kinds of bikes when I volunteer at the bike coop.

The owners sold the shop, and the new owners now own about three or four shops. Gaylen "Lenny" Preheim, one of the owners at the time, died, unfortunately. RIP. He and I butted heads a lot, but he was a great mentor to me and many others.
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SCHWINN - $75 (MADISON)


Dude posts a lot of different items on CL, often with absolutely fictional info like this, probably unbeknownst to him. Yet he signs off each post with:

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Last time I checked blue book, that bike is worth $25 usd in excellent condition....
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